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- "This 1829 map of Pennsylvania is the earliest general map of the state to show railroads. Several of the first railroads in the United States were built in Pennsylvania, where they were used to haul coal from mines to rivers and canals. The map also shows roads, canals, and proposed railroads. Counties are distinguished by color, and the main mountain ridges are shown by hachures. The map is by Anthony Finley (circa 1790-1840), an American map publisher based in Philadelphia, at the time the center of cartographic publishing in America. Finley's maps were known for their focus on clarity and for presenting only the most important facts and features. Finley produced numerous individual maps and two atlases, A New American Atlas (1826) and the New General Atlas (1831)." World Digital Library.
- Shows roads, canals, railroads, and proposed railroads. Counties are distinguished by color. Main mountain ridges are shown by hachures. Earliest general map of the state to show railroads.
- Finley, A. (Anthony)
Created / Published
- Philada., 1829.
- - Pennsylvania--Maps
- - United States--Pennsylvania
- - Description derived from published bibliography.
- - Scale ca. 1:5,600,000.
- - LC Railroad maps, 290
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
- col. map 33 x 47 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- G3820 1829 .F5
- Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540-4650 USA dcu
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Finley, A. Pennsylvania. Philada, 1829. Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/98688548/.
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Finley, A. (1829) Pennsylvania. Philada. [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/98688548/.
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Finley, A. Pennsylvania. Philada, 1829. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/98688548/>.